DANUBE-CLASS STARSHIP  
U.S.S. RIO GRANDE NCC-72452  


Runabout USS Rio Grande NCC-72452 Starfleet commissioned the first Danube-class starships in 2368. Commonly called "runabouts," they are used primarily for short-range interstellar warp travel. Resembling an large shuttlecraft, the Danube-class runabouts are the smallest registered vessels in Starfleet. The cockpit has seating for four people, including a two-person flight crew, and also contains a two-person transporter pad. The aft section contains a living area, with bunks, a table, and a food replicator. The runabout's aft section design is modular, which allows the vessels to be constructed with mission-specific customizations.

In 2369, the Bajorans asked the Federation to assist in running Station Deep Space 9. The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701D transferred crew and supplies to the station. They also transferred three runabouts: the U.S.S. Rio Grande NCC-72452, the U.S.S. Yangtzee Kiang NCC-72453, and the U.S.S. Ganges NCC-72454. As of 2374, the U.S.S. Rio Grande is the only runabout of the original three still in operation on Deep Space 9.


SPECIFICATIONSU.S.S. RIO GRANDE NCC-72452 
 NAME, REGISTRYU.S.S. Rio Grande, NCC-72452
 STARSHIP CLASSDanube-Class Runabout
 YEAR COMMISSIONED 2368
 LENGTH25 M
 WIDTH14 M
 HEIGHT5 M
 WEIGHT160 MT
 DECKS1
 CREW COMPLEMENT2 (Pilot, Ops); plus 16 passengers
 PRIMARY PROPULSIONMatter/Antimatter Reactor (warp core)
 SECONDARY PROPULSION  Deuterium Fusion Drive motors (impulse engines)
 SUSTAINABLE WARP2.0 (Cruise Velocity); 5.0 (Max)
 ARMAMENTType-V Phaser banks
 COMPUTER CORE1 Main Computer Core
 AUXILIARY CRAFTn/a



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